Welcome to Owl Class!
Owl Class has 20 fabulous children in it this year. Mrs Synodinos, Mrs Bradford and Mrs King are all extremely happy to work in such a wonderful Yr2 class.
This half term we continue looking at 'Big and Small' but will focus on DINOSAURS for the next 7 weeks! All our learning will tie together around this theme and as always, offer a wealth of exciting opportunities to learn.
Week starting 25-11-2019
English - This week we will be researching dinosaurs and writing factual paragraphs about what we find out. We will focus on using features such as headings, subheadings, present tense, and fact boxes. All the children will also continue with their Speed Sounds from Read Write Inc. They have all been grouped into small groups and will be reading and writing sounds such as air, igh and er.
Maths - We will begin multiplication by using repeated addition. We will also think about how multiplication can be commutative - done in any order to get the same result. Children will then move on to solving word problems involving multiplication.
Topic - We have begun to look at famous explorers such as Christopher Columbus and will think about the types of places he could find.
A big thank you to everyone who came to the Owls Worship Assembly.
Please save any recycling for the next week. We are going to make dinosaurs out of recycling (junk modelling).
Beautiful Advent Calendar Designs in RE
Class Worship Assembly
Painting fabulous dinosaurs
We made poppies for Remeberance day
Exploring different settings to get our imaginations running wild!
24-10-19 Straw towers.
We shared our fantastic writing with Doves!
18-10-19 Cake sale
15-10-19 As part of art and DT we built some amazing lego houses and buildings!
14-10-19 Delicious jam sandwiches
George the giant
Maths Parents Workshop Presentation
Weekly/ Daily homework
- Reading, daily reading really has a huge impact. Reading a few pages and then discussing these is the most important strategy to ensure your child has understood what they have read.
- Spellings, The children will be given a set of weekly spellings, this term they will be focussing on the sight words your children need to know. Each week when I test the children we also cover a random selection of spellings from the previous weeks covered. This informs me of whether the children are retaining their spellings and whether they should be able to apply this skill when they write. (Strategies, look, cover, write, check. Sounding out can be useful but only as a last resort. Please encourage your child to look carefully at the words once they have written it and think to themselves does that look right?
- Mathletics, the website is always available for children to practise their skills. Each week I will state the topic of maths that we will be focussing on for your child to log on and practise.
USEFUL WEBSITE LINKS
Articulation of phonemes